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Microsoft Previews New Windows 10 Roaming Feature

Microsoft this week took the wraps off a new service that gives organizations more control over roaming Windows 10 settings.

Analysis: IT Services a Double-Edged Sword for Xerox

The century-old company joins the likes of HP this year with its decision to separate its hardware and services units.

Microsoft Unveils SharePoint Search Repair Tool

Organizations experiencing SharePoint Server search issues now have a new troubleshooting tool courtesy of Microsoft's premier field engineers.

Microsoft Puts 'Word Flow' Back in Spotlight with SwiftKey Buy

Microsoft has acquired SwiftKey, a London-based provider of touch-based keyboard technology for Android and iOS mobile devices.

Microsoft Broadens Yammer's Audience with Office 365 Push

Microsoft is starting to roll out its Yammer social networking service to more users with qualifying Office 365 subscriptions, the company announced Tuesday.

Microsoft To Double Minimum Seat Requirements for EA

Starting this July, Microsoft will double the number of seats required for organizations to qualify for Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) sales.

Windows 10 Update Goes from 'Optional' to 'Recommended'

Microsoft has bumped up Windows 10 from being an "optional update" in Windows Update to being a "recommended update," which could lead to some unexpected migrations.

iPad Pro, Surface Pro Make Gains in Bad Tablet Market

The "detachable" tablet segment, which includes Microsoft's Surface and Apple's iPad Pro, was the lone bright spot in an otherwise poor year for tablet sales, according to recently released data from IDC.

First Microsoft Azure Stack Preview Sees Daylight

As promised, Microsoft released the first technical preview of its new Azure Stack offering on Friday.

Microsoft Posts Windows Azure Pack Support Timeline

A whitepaper released by Microsoft on Wednesday outlines its roadmap plans for the Windows Azure Pack.

Microsoft's Q2 Financials: Cloud Up, Windows Down

Microsoft posted growth in its cloud business, mixed results on the productivity and business processes business, and declines in the unit that includes Windows OEM revenues and devices in its second-quarter results reported Thursday.

Microsoft Boosts Office Online Integration with Outside Cloud Services

Users of Microsoft's Office Online service can now co-author files in real time even if those files are stored in third-party cloud storage services like Box, Citrix ShareFile, Dropbox and Egnyte.

Microsoft Tells OEMs To Warn PC Buyers of Support Issues

Microsoft is requiring its hardware partners to alert buyers of Intel Skylake-based PCs about impending support deadlines.

Microsoft Readies First Preview of Azure Stack

The first technical preview of Microsoft's new Azure Stack solutions will be released on Friday, according to a Microsoft announcement.

VMware Layoffs Begin, vCloud Air Unit Takes Brunt

VMware, whose parent company is set to be acquired by Dell as part of the largest deal in IT history, reportedly began laying off employees this week, just ahead of its fourth-quarter earnings announcement.

Support Clock Ticking for Some Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs

A list of of Intel Skylake-based PCs that can run Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 but will have truncated Windows product lifecycle support was released by Microsoft late last week.

Former Microsoft Dynamics Chief Tatarinov Now CEO of Citrix

The restructuring effort at Citrix Systems Inc. hit a major milestone on Wednesday, when the company appointed Kirill Tatarinov to the position of CEO.

SharePoint 2016 Nears Finish Line with New Release Candidate

Microsoft on Wednesday issued release candidates (RCs) of its upcoming SharePoint Server 2016 and Project Server 2016 products.

Microsoft Pledges $1 Billion Cloud Investment for Nonprofits

Microsoft plans to contribute $1 billion in cloud resources over the next three years to nonprofit organizations, the company said this week.

Survey: Most Windows 10 Migrations Will Be Completed this Year

A poll by Microsoft partner Adaptiva (sign-up required) indicates that most organizations that have started the Windows 10 migration process intend to complete them by year's end.